Tian Tao

Further Personal Information
Residence
Beijing, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2004 in Changyang, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He was selected by coach Liu Jinyang to try the sport at Changyang Amateur Physical School in the People's Republic of China.
Club / Team
Hubei Province: China
Name of coach
Yu Jie [national], CHN
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 85kg category at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (sports.qq.com, 17 Apr 2017)
Injuries
He suffered a shoulder injury at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (hbsport.gov.cn, 13 Aug 2016)

He injured his elbow at the 2012 National Championships in Fuzhou, People's Republic of China. (allthingsgym.com, 03 Jul 2016; sohu.com, 11 Sep 2013; sohu.com, 11 Apr 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was presented with the Sports Medal of Honour by the General Administration of Sport of China. (sport.gov.cn, 04 Jan 2017)

In 2011 he was named an Elite Athlete of National Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (51wf, 17 Oct 2011)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (k.sina.com.cn, 30 Mar 2018)

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